Denise Korn 404-***-****
Areas of Expertise
Researching, Fact Checking and Copy Editing
Results-Driven Content Writer/Editor and Marketing Professional
Freelance communications professional with significant experience in marketing, sales, content writing, and editing. Four years of consistent writing in the digital space with outstanding examples in landing page content. Six years’ experience (including sales) with two years of corporate fundraising and marketing at Delta Air Lines. Awarded Atlanta’s United Way Employee Campaign Manager of the Year for overseeing a corporate employee initiative that raised over $1 million in 2013 and 2014. Imaginative and strategic storyteller with a sales sensibility and a calm demeanor under pressure or facing deadlines.
Editor-in-Chief, Current Affairs Times June, 2020 to Current
Brus Chambers Litigation, LLC
•Co-manages editorial decisions with the publisher of the Current Affairs Times, a digital newspaper that debuted in August, 2020.
•Selects and writes stories and editorials for this weekly publication.
•Manages and mentors two content writers/researchers.
•Copy edits and proofreads all stories.
•Arranges interviews with SMEs and ensures stories adhere to all journalistic protocols.
Blogger (Freelance, Remote) May, 2020 to Current
Contributes political and cultural analyses of current American events impacting people of color.
Provides high quality links, photos, and embedded video, where possible.
Links articles to social media and monitors audience feedback using site analytics.
Marketing Content Writer/Editor (Freelance, Remote) June, 2018 to November, 2019
Writer/editor with AP-Style experience edited 300-1500-word minimum articles on diverse topics for a daily calendar, National Today.
Strong producer and researcher with major market newsroom reporting background.
Transformed complex ideas into simple language.
Contributed topic ideas and SEO strategies.
Business-to-business and business-to-consumer experience with this Austin-based agency.
Content Writer/Editor (Remote) March, 2017 to June, 2018
•Followed editorial guidelines to research and write landing page content on the benefits of hot air balloon rides, skydiving, paragliding, and limousine services.
•Simplified technical jargon on professional and leisure pilot training.
Delta Air Lines
Customer Experience Specialist, French Desk March, 2011 to March, 2017
•Updated Air France and KLM boilerplate language for customer emails in English and French.
•Edited email responses to be more customer-friendly and natural in tone.
•Sold Delta, Air France, and KLM tickets and ancillary products in both French and English generating between $45k and $60k in monthly revenue.
•Voiceover specialist for Delta Shuttle at JFK Airport, NYC, 2014 to 2016.
Community Affairs Specialist January, 2012 to January, 2014
Spearheaded Delta’s corporate initiative to raise funds for the United Way, exceeding the annual goal of $1.4 million —- ultimately raising between $1.5 million and $1.6 million year over year.
Collaborated with Corporate Communications to ensure consistent messaging across all platforms including emails, websites, branding, signage, and all marketing collateral.
San Francisco State University San Francisco, California
Three years of coursework majoring in International Relations with a minor in French including one academic year at the University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France.
City College of San Francisco San Francisco, California
Two years’ Journalism coursework with a minor in French.
Platforms and Programs
WordPress Google Docs Slack Wrike Airtable MS Word Trendkite